When you first step inside a century-old home, there's something in the energy of that place that either turns you away (and creeps you out) or mysteriously lures you in. It was definitely the latter for homeowner and interior designer Alison Jennison, who told Lonny she "fell in love the minute I walked inside." If you viewed upon this circa-1890 building before its modern makeover, we're pretty sure you wouldn't feel the same way (think hospital-green walls and drop ceilings), but Jennison could see its potential from the get-go.
Jennison successfully breathed new life into this historic Brooklyn home by blending the Colonial and contemporary styles with ease. "I wanted to feel the history in the space," she said. "I wanted to pull back the walls and see what was there." And we're so glad she did.
An exposed beam ceiling, open shelving, and a large-scale island bench are the perfect kitchen ingredients. What more could you want?
We love the use of subway tiles as an accent wall–come-backsplash with modern exposed shelving.
This is how everyone deserves to bathe. Can we please have a book and a glass of wine in here every night?
We've made a new rule: Every living room needs a piano from now on. (Just like this New York loft.)
If you need to spruce up your bedroom, try adding a marble accent wall.
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